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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
Oct. 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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1!d-1N foring
An idea could be to use 1NT as a two-way bid: either 6+ clubs (possibly weak without diamond tolerance), or a GF relay. Then the 2 response could be non-forcing with 5+ clubs and diamond tolerance. Over 1-1NT, something like this could work: 2 = Minimum without 4 ...
1!d-1N foring
The main problem with this structure (to me) seems to be the weak (less than invite) 3-3-2-5 hands. Should opener remove a non-forcing 2C response with a singleton/void and no other good bid (say 4441, 5440 or 5431)? Perhaps the gains of having the relay lower (1NT compared to ...
2/1 W/semi Forcing NT and balanced hand major opener
A simple solution would be to open with a minor suit when holding 15-17 NT, even if you have a five card major. (11)12-14: Open 1M, usually pass a 1NT response. (14)15-17: Open 1m and plan to show the hand as a strong NT. You might miss the ...
1!d-1N foring
If a raise to 2D can be made on a three card suit (not playing inverted minors) you're okay. The somewhat problematic hand now is 3-3-2-5. Our 1NT response includes this hand, but often shows 6+ clubs or 5 spades and 4 hearts. Opener usually rebids 2C (non-forcing) and ...
1!d-1N foring
I do not consider missing 1NT as a loss. Here's our structure: You commented on it previously, but perhaps there is some new thoughts now.
2 world championship questions
2) Systems here:
Advice needed - Kaplan Inversion/Flannery players welcome
Why wouldn't it work if opener can have three diamonds? 1NT is either the balanced hand, or a hand that would normally rebid 2. Responder will normally rebid 2 or 2, and over these opener supports the major with the balanced hand (can still be just ...
Advice needed - Kaplan Inversion/Flannery players welcome
You could have a look at Zirconia: I'm not sure if it works after a club opening, but perhaps after diamonds: 1-1M; 1NT = Balanced with 2-card support, or 6+. Forcing. 2 = Three card support. 2M = Four card support. 1-1M ...
Favourite Novelty Conventions
Two weeks ago we had a comical bidding situation. Partner found out I had 11-16 hcp with 5-4-2-2 shape, 0 or 3 keycards, the trump queen and the king of clubs. Then we played 4 just made.
2NT opening
Old post, but I wanted to post our structure anyway :) We play different 2NT openings depending on seat and vul. First seat non-vul: 2NT is a bad preempt in any suit. Third seat: 2NT is weak with 5-5 in any two suits. Other: 2NT is weak with 5-5 majors or ...
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